University of Mobile History Department Hosts Civil War Teachers’ Institute

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile recently played host to 36 Alabama and Florida secondary teachers as part of the School and University Partners for Educational Renewal (SUPER) Teacher Program.  The five-day workshop which focused on the Civil War in the American South was jointly sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Florida Humanities Council.

Dr. Lonnie Burnett, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Mobile, and Dr. Sean Adams, chair of the history department at the University of Florida, served as lead scholars for the week.

Featured speakers included Dr. Michael Robinson, assistant professor of history at UM; John Sledge, senior architectural history for the Mobile Historic Development Commission; and Mike Bunn, director of Historic Blakely State Park.  The invited educators experienced a combination of classroom lectures/discussions and field excursions to relevant historical sites.


About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

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Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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